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Inspiring next-generation scientists

At the Allen Institute, we’re committed to strengthening and diversifying STEM fields. To us, open science extends to inspiring the next generation of scientists by supporting access to science resources, research, and experiences.

Our tools support teachers to guide students through experiments using our cutting-edge resources, including data from real human brains and cells, without the need for specialized laboratory facilities.

Students only need an internet connection and computer to use our scientific resources – making our world-class programming easily accessible to most schools.

We offer a comprehensive resource library for educators and students at the high school and college level. We’ve developed this library in partnership with teachers and professors to ensure our tools and resources are relevant and useful to the scientists of the future.

Among our offerings are free, ready-to-use lesson plans for teachers and webinars for science educators to learn how to integrate our open data into their own curriculum. We also write and share articles and guides specifically aimed at student scientists.

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Intern explaining his research displayed on a poster during 2022 intern Showcase.
Intern explaining his research displayed on a poster during the 2022 Allen Institute summer intern Showcase.


Events and Programs Tailored for Students 

Through our education events and programs, we allow teachers and students to connect to cutting-edge research and data in a classroom setting. Our programming provides a launching pad for students interested in STEM to conduct their own independent research as early as high school, without the need for access to a lab, equipment, and samples.

We offer in-person field trips to the institute, visits from our scientists to schools in the Seattle area, and educational webinars to give students an inside look at our science and career paths in STEM.

Interested in a field trip? Apply now.

Watching my students work with real data from the Allen Institute has reframed the way I think about bringing research into the classroom.

Ashley Juavinett, Associate Teaching Professor

Neurobiology, UCSD

The Allen Institute’s educational resources have been instrumental in helping me push the boundaries of what neuroscience research looks like.

Sarah Latchney, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

St. Mary's College of Maryland